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Steel site plan gets approval.

A SCHEME to create thousands of jobs on the site of the former steelworks at Ravenscraig has been given the go-ahead.

The House of Lords rejected a rival developers' attempt to stop the plan.

The rivals argued the pounds 1billion scheme would harm shopping centres in Motherwell and Wishaw.

Law Lords ruled against them - but added the two towns would be "greatly" affected by the plan.

A shopping centre and 820 homes will be built on the 1,151-acre site.

Yesterday's ruling was hailed as a breakthrough.

Jim Fitzsimons, director of Ravenscraig Ltd, said: "This landmark decision by the House of Lords is tremendous news."

Scottish Retail Property Limited Partnership said: "We will now consider our legal position."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2006
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